LITO 2016

Lithosphere 2016 Symposium

November 9-11, 2016, Espoo, Finland

The National ILP Committee of Finland organizes the Lithosphere 2016 Symposium at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Espoo, Finland on Nov. 9-11, 2016. This is the 9th symposium on the Structure, Composition and Evolution of the Lithosphere in Fennoscandia. The symposium is aimed for all geoscientists working with problems of the lithosphere in general, and the Fennoscandian lithosphere in particular. The language of the symposium is English.

Symposium themes:

  • Fennoscandian lithosphere from upper crust to asthenosphere
  • Precambrian and Phanerozoic evolution of the Fennoscandian lithosphere
  • 3D and 4D modeling of lithospheric structure and dynamics
  • Orogenies: Structure, deformation, magmatism and metamorphosis
  • Neotectonics, seismicity, deglaciation and postglacial uplift of Fennoscandia
  • Natural resources and metallogeny
  • Scientific drilling projects in Fennoscandia
  • Seismic studies of lithisphere structures
  • Short communications and briefings on new and on-going projects

The program will consist of oral and poster presentations, and short communications. An abstract volume will be published in the Report Series of the Institute of Seismology at the University of Helsinki (also available in the web). Student posters will be evaluated and the best poster will receive an award.

Lithosphere 2016 meeting flyer

Please feel free to download and print copies of the Lithosphere 2016 meeting flyer for posting in your department, survey or organisation. We welcome national and international contributions from researchers studying any of the themes posted above.

Participation fee

100 € (the student price is 30 €)

The participation fee includes the symposium publication, a coffee/tea service during breaks and an ice-breaker party.


Extended deadlines: Submission of extended abstracts:    October 14, 2016
Selection of presentations for orals and posters: Oct 19, 2016. Registration:  October 26, 2016

The meeting starts Wednesday, November 9 at 10:00 and ends on Friday, November 11 at 15:00

Symposium venue

Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo, Finland Str. Address: Betonimiehenkuja 4, Espoo

Optional short course

1-day short course on 3D data visualisation with ParaView on November 8th

Organising committee

Prof. Ilmo Kukkonen (Chair), University of Helsinki (ilmo.kukkonen [at], Prof. Olav Eklund, Åbo Akademi (olav.eklund [at], PhD Suvi Heinonen, Geological Survey of Finland (suvi.heinonen [at], PhD Fredrik Karell, Geological Survey of Finland (Fredrik.karell [at], PhD Timo Tiira, University of Helsinki (timo.tiira [at], Prof. Arto Luttinen, University of Helsinki (arto.luttinen [at], Prof. Juha-Pekka Lunkka University of Oulu (juha.pekka.lunkka [at]